Gideon Falls #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 46
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Madness spreads across Gideon Falls as Father Fred and Sheriff Miller race to stop a killer.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Aug 2, 2018

    Writer Jeff Lemire paces Gideon Falls #5 perfectly. I was on edge the entire time, as the tension continues to rise with every turn of the page. Although we don't know a lot about the Black Barn just yet, the very thought of it is enough to send a shiver down your spine. Gideon Falls is one of the scariest comics on the stands today. It's not going to scare you with blood and gore. Instead, it seeps under your skin, staying with you for some time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Jul 18, 2018

    Lemire and Sorrentino both shine as storytellers in this issue. Lemire did a phenomenal job with pacing and giving us more information on who knows what in Gideon Falls. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 17, 2018

    As we near the end of the first arc, Gideon Falls reminds us that we are always grasping for an understanding in a chaotic world where senseless things happen. It reminds us of loneliness, of desperately wanting someone to understand what we are experiencing and the internalized dread we carry. Lemire and Sorrentino just decided to give it an actual form and name in the form of the Black Barn. My god, if all of this isn't making a horror fan out of me. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 17, 2018

    The Black Barn beckons; Gideon Falls #5 continues to haunt and disturb readers as Jeff Lemire further develops this tale's twisted plot. With intense opening and closing scenes, Gideon Falls #5 generates great momentum for future issues and leaves readers eager get their hands on Issue #6. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Jul 23, 2018

    From the first page to the last be ready to be on the edge of your seat as the horror finally sets in and secrets are revealed more about not just the Barn, but the character's and their connections to the Barn. Now that the Door has opened (to our favorite color Red cause of course), will you step inside? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jul 20, 2018

    Another fantastic issue of this series. After 5 issues we have been told a lot, and we have a lot to find out. It has been a beautiful book to look at, and this book probably tops what we have seen before. The series goes from strength to strength and remains on the must buy list. 9/10 Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Chris Terry Jul 17, 2018

    The creative team behind Old Man Logan is going all out on a horror comic that is proving to be quite gripping. Issue #5 is leading us into the arc's finale and is just as great an issue as we have had so far in this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Coin Operated Brian Jul 19, 2018

    Gideon Falls #5 is a good set up for Issue #6. The feeling of dread from the Black Barn that you get from reading the issue is awesome, and I hope it transfers to the next issue and frightens us some more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 24, 2018

    The next issue brings us to that point where it's basically the first compiled work of a series and I find myself viewing that issue as the make or break one for me if I continue in single form. I like the artwork a lot and there's intriguing elements to the whole thing but it hasn't really captivated me. This issue brings us closer to some form of revelation but I'm wary as to whether Lemire can stick the landing in it to really bring me back for another run. I'll grab trades going forward at that point as I think this'll be a series that will read better in that form to begin with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jul 18, 2018

    In Gideon Falls, it seems for every question answered, two or three new questions arise and therein lies the beautiful story Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have been able to weave through nearly half a dozen issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Jul 19, 2018

    Gideon Falls #5 is a good set up for Issue #6. The feeling of dread from the Black Barn that you get from reading the issue is awesome, and I hope it transfers to the next issue and frightens us some more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 31, 2018

    Gideon Falls #5 ramps up the tension while the pacing remains slow. Thats not inherently bad, but the narrative is starting to drag a little. The main saving graces are the mystery of the Black Barn, the characters, and how creepy it all feels. I can still recommend this comic despite the slowness. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

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